Consider yourself lucky if you were able to buy a Fire TV Stick for $24 during Prime Day yesterday. The sale went live around 6:10 am PT and was sold out within an hour, making it the “fastest-selling deal on an Amazon device ever” according to Amazon. We won’t know exactly how many units were sold, but Amazon says “tens of thousands” were sold in the US alone, so you can figure at least 20,000 Fire TV Sticks were sold within that one hour. The device’s popularity, however, wasn’t limited to the US. The Fire TV Stick was also on sale in the UK and Germany, which resulted in it becoming “the best-selling Prime Day product globally.” Amazon says customers ordered “hundreds of thousands of Fire TV Sticks” globally yesterday, causing the device to currently be out of stock until August overseas. The original Fire TV was unfortunately not discounted in the US during Prime Day, but that didn’t stop customers from buying the Stick’s big brother as well, resulting in it currently being out of stock in the US.
FLIRC, a USB dongle that adds IR remote support and functionality to the Fire TV, has just gone on sale for $14.95. That’s just $1 more than the lowest price it has ever been. FLIRC is quite elegant in its simplicity. It allows you to use any IR remote control you own to control your Fire TV. You plug it into the USB port of a PC or Mac and select Fire TV on its simple configuration interface. You then point any remote you have at the FLIRC, and teach it what actions to perform on the Fire TV when a particular remote button is pressed. Then just plug FLIRC into the Fire TV’s USB port, and your IR remote will be able to control your Fire TV. FLIRC is compatible with USB hubs, so you’ll still be able to use external storage, keyboards, mice, and other USB devices while the FLIRC is connected.
The Logitech K400 Keyboard with built-in touchpad is on sale for $19.99. This matches the lowest price I’ve ever seen for this great keyboard. It’s touted by many, including myself, to be the best Fire TV keyboard in this price range. This keyboard uses a USB dongle to connect to the Fire TV, so it will not work with the Fire TV Stick.
If you want something a bit more sleek, the Anker Ultra Slim keyboard is just $9.99 after applying promo code ANK50OUT during checkout.
The Amazon Echo has just gone on sale for Prime Day. It’s down $50 off its retail price. The Echo is my favorite Amazon product next to the Fire TV. If you missed out on the $99 pre-order window, here’s your chance to get it for not much more. The advancements and improvements to the Echo have been happening at a faster pace than I’ve seen for any other Amazon product. It seems like every other week it gains new features that add value and expand its capabilities.
Prime Day is among us and the sales have begun. As previously announced, the Fire TV Stick is now on sale for $24. That’s the lowest the Fire TV Stick has been since its initial release. You must be a Prime Member to purchase either device at this sale prices. If you’re not a Prime Member, you can sign up for a free 30 trial in order to purchase today’s discounted items. You can cancel your membership before the 30 day trial ends without paying anything extra. Be sure to also check out the partial preview of other electronic items scheduled to go on sale later today.
For UK residents, the Fire TV is £59 while the Fire TV Stick is £19, and for residents of Germany, the Fire TV is 69€ while the Fire TV Stick is 24€.
All day today, if you purchase either the 5,000 Amazon Coin pack or the 10,000 Amazon Coin pack, you will receive 25% more coins for free. That means if you buy the 5,000 coin pack, you will actually receive 6,250 coins, and if you buy the 10,000 coin pack, you will actually receive 12,5000 coins. With the free bonus, your per coin price will be 0.72 cents, which is 28% off the regular price. The only time coins have ever been cheaper than this is when the 10,000 coin pack was 30% off for a very short time around Christmas. A promo code is not necessary. The bonus coins will automatically be credited to your account within 48 hours as long as you purchase before midnight Pacific time.
The Prime Day celebration continues with more ways to save. Amazon is running a promotion where you’ll receive $20 off a purchase of $100 or more instantly when you use your Amazon Visa Card. Just add items totaling $100 or to your cart, be sure to select your Amazon Visa Card as your payment method, and enter promo code PRI20ARC at checkout. The $20 discount will immediately appear in your order summary.
As part of Prime Day, Amazon is running a promotion where you will receive $10 in Amazon promotional credit when you purchase a 3-pack of $15 Amazon Gift Cards at face value. Simply add the gift card pack to your cart and enter promo code PRIMEGCS during checkout. After your gift cards ship, you’ll receive an email with your free $10 credit.
Prime Day has kicked off with a pair of heavily discounted Amazon devices. If the Fire HD 7 at $79 isn’t what you’re in the market for, maybe a Kindle for just $49 is more up your alley. This is the lowest price any Kindle sold by Amazon has ever been. This model features a touchscreen and lasts for weeks on a single charge.
Next to the upcoming Fire TV Stick sale, the Fire HD 7 tablet is arguably the next best bargain to come out of Prime Day. The Fire HD 7 is marked $60 off. That’s over 40% off the retail price of $139. The discount also applies to the Kids Edition. This is a killer price and is the lowest price this tablet has ever been. Amazon’s Fire tablets make great companions to the Fire TV or Fire TV Stick. You can fling content from the tablet to your Fire TV and even use it as a companion controller for select Fire TV games. Fire HD tablets are also exclusively the only ones that can download and store Prime video’s for offline viewing. The Fire HD 7 has a better than 720p screen and features a powerful quad-core 1.5GHz processor.
If you happen to also still have one of the $50 off promo codes given to developers, you will be able to use it on this sale price and get a great tablet for the ridiculously low price of $29. Just be sure to click the link in your promo email because the $50 off code only works one a specific configuration.